Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines APPLE CANON FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MICROSOFT NIKON OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX SAMSUNG SONY  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Panasonic batteries for first manned electric flight
Nic Rossmüller : July 27th 2006 - 11:09 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
PanasonicPanasonic batteries for first manned electric flight : Panasonic, the brand for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, announced today that its Oxyride dry cell batteries successfully flew a manned airplane to mark a milestone in the aeronautic history in the world. The company, together with the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), has been working on the Oxyride Project since January this year. On July 16, the airplane powered by 160 AA-size Oxyride dry cell batteries flew a distance of 391.4 meters at an altitude of 5.2 meters on the northern outskirts of Tokyo. The one-seat airplane, weighing 54 kg with a wingspan of 31 meters and piloted by a TIT student weighing 53 kg, was in the air for 59 seconds.
Panasonic batteries for first manned electric flightFirst Manned Electric Flight
The flight took place in front of officials of the Japan Aeronautic Association (JAA) to make it an official record, following the rules set by the JAA. They will further seek official recognition from the Federonautique Internationale (FAI) as the world's first manned flight on dry cell batteries. Panasonic embarked on the project, hoping it can create an opportunity for young people to get interested in science and technology. Panasonic praises the students, the Wright Brothers of the 21st Century, who took up the challenge and succeeded in the flight that has never been attempted before.

Panasonic Oxyride flight - Distance
The Oxyride flight covered a distance longer than 259 meters recorded by the Wright Brothers for the first manned, sustained flight powered by a gasoline engine back in 1903 in the United States. The Oxyride flight time, 59 seconds, happens to be the same with the Wright Brothers' record. After successfully completing the official attempt, the students tried another flight powered by only 96 batteries just for their own record. The airplane flew a distance of 269 meters at an altitude of 2 meters.

Panasonic Oxyride Battery - Technology
Panasonic Oxyride battery is a product of breakthroughs in materials and manufacturing technology. The battery uses oxyhydroxide which releases a higher initial voltage than traditional alkaline batteries, while Panasonic's proprietary vacuum-pouring technology allows a higher quantity of electrolytes to be inserted into the battery. As a result, the Oxyride battery provides more power and longer-lasting energy. Oxyride batteries are recommended for high-drain devices that require a lot of current to run such as digital cameras.

Battery powered Airplane - National Science Museum
Tests have proven that Oxyride takes twice more photos than regular alkaline batteries. The world's first battery-powered airplane will be on display at JR Tokyo Station from July 31 to August 6 and at the National Science Museum in Tokyo from September 15 to 24. As an airplane powered by commercial dry cell battery (as of July 18, 2006) Panasonic Alkaline Plus

About Panasonic
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of US $81.44 billion for the year ended March 31, 2005. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, New York (NYSE:MC), Euronext Amsterdam and Frankfurt stock exchanges





   Panasonic FZ50
   Panasonic LX2
   Panasonic SDR-S150
   Next  Photo publishing Website from Four Islands
   Previous  Photo editing and animation software from Morpheus
   News by brand:Panasonic
   News by category:Source of Information
   News by brand and category:Panasonic Source of Information


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Panasonic announcements
Panasonic Compass Android Security and Services
Panasonic flexible Lithium-ion battery
Panasonic Lumix GH5 features 6K photos
Panasonic Lumix LX10 compact camera
Panasonic DMC-FZ2500 advanced compact camera
Panasonic DMC-G85 mirrorless camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 and DMC-LX10
Panasonic Lumix G85
Panasonic 4K video & photo features
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
Panasonic DMC-GX80
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm zoom lens
Panasonic LUMIX G 100-400mm Telephoto-Zoom lens
Panasonic LUMIX TZ100 compact travel camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ80
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Samsung smartwatch features Lonely Planet app
AOC 35-inch curved monitor
Fujifillm X-A10 test photos
Philips UltraClear 4K monitor
LG consumer electronics awarded
Philips PowerSensor LCD monitor
HTC Bolt Android smartphone
Fujifilm X-A10 digital camera
Samsung CES 2017 Innovation Awards
CES 2017 Show security measures
Indiegogo campaign: Android smartphone camera
Amazfit Pace GPS running watch
Target Cyber Week with 15 percent discount
2017 CES Keynote speakers
Why smartphones will never replace cameras
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA